May 3, 2023 in All Recipes, Kids

Healthy Jam


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or a combination)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon


  1. In a small saucepan, add the berries and cook over low heat until they start to break down, about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add the chia seeds and stir well to combine.
  3. If you prefer a sweeter jam, you can add maple syrup or honey to taste.
  4. Add the lemon juice and continue to cook for another 5 minutes until the jam thickens.
  5. Remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Use a blender or immersion blender to blend the jam until it reaches your desired consistency.
  7. Pour the jam into a jar and let it cool completely before storing it in the fridge.

This healthy jam is a great way to add more fruit and fiber to your child’s diet without the added sugars and preservatives found in store-bought jams. The chia seeds also provide a boost of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber. You can spread the jam on toast, pancakes, or waffles, or use it as a topping for yogurt or oatmeal.


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